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Snodgrass Selected Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week

Snodgrass celebrates a goal vs. Quinnipiac (PC: Steve Slade).
Nov. 27, 2017

STORRS, Conn. – Freshman forward Natalie Snodgrass, who accounted for a pair of scores and game-deciding shootout goal this past weekend in the 14th annual Nutmeg Classic, has earned the honor of Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week – as announced by Hockey East on Monday morning.

It is the first league award for Snodgrass, who has jumped out to a spectacular start in her inaugural season with the UConn women’s ice hockey team. She leads the Huskies (4-5-6, 0-4-3 WHEA) in goals (10) and points (16).

Snodgrass’ 10 goals rank second among all freshmen in Hockey East and is the most by any UConn first-year player since Michela Cava in the 2012-13 season. Through 15 games, she has three multi-goal games.

UConn finished as runner-up in the Nutmeg Classic at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, losing to Quinnipiac in a shootout – 2-1 – in the championship game on Saturday night. Snodgrass tallied both goals for the Huskies in the ending result, a 2-2 tie.

She becomes the fourth UConn player this season to earn Hockey East recognition, following sophomore Briana Colangelo (POTW), senior Annie Belanger (DPOW) and sophomore Morgan Fisher (DPOW).

Snodgrass is tied for ninth in Hockey East with 16 points this season, averaging better than one point per game. She was named to the Nutmeg Classic All-Tournament Team for her effort this past weekend – which included the game-winning score in Friday’s shootout with Penn State.

The Huskies return to action this weekend in a home-and-home with Providence, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Freitas Ice Forum. Saturday’s game is at 7 p.m. in Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.